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  • Pai, a former Justice Department, FCC and Capitol Hill staffer, in December predicted landmark "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 would not last. The son of Indian immigrants who grew up in Kansas, Pai said the commission should take a "weed whacker" to unneeded rules and was harshly critical of many FCC regulations imposed during the Obama administration.

  • *Expansion in southern Europe key pillar of strategy. SAO PAULO/ PARIS, Jan 5- Vivendi has tapped Amos Genish, the former head of Telefonica's Brazil unit, to lead efforts to converge the French media company's content, platforms and media distribution strategies. The move comes as Vivendi, led by billionaire and corporate raider Vincent Bollore, has been building...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 30- Argentina will loosen regulations in the telecommunications sector in a bid to increase competition among providers and modernize the country's internet service, a government source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday. The new rules will allow satellite TV company DirecTV to provide satellite internet services and...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 22- A KDDI Corp mobile phone unit has agreed to pay $30 million to resolve U.S. government claims that it defrauded a low-income subsidy program by seeking reimbursement for ineligible consumers, prosecutors said on Thursday. The settlement also ends an administrative investigation by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, which in April...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator ruled on Wednesday, paving the way for universal access to high-speed services in rural and isolated areas of the country. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was establishing a fund...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator ruled on Wednesday, paving the way for universal access to high-speed services in rural and isolated areas of the country. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was establishing a new fund...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec 21- Broadband internet access will be considered a basic service in Canada, the country's telecom regulator said on Wednesday, setting a higher target for download speeds and creating a fund that could see providers paying more to help meet those goals. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it was...

  • The basis of the argument for change is that people are making much more digital data available about themselves to businesses, and that data can contain clues that would lead to authorities disrupting attacks in the United States or on U.S. interests abroad. "A lot of it is unrecognizable from a Fourth Amendment perspective," said Orin Kerr, a former federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Senate Democrats on Thursday held out the possibility that Republicans could put her back on the FCC next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Wheeler could have temporarily kept the commission at 2-2 until Trump named a new member who needs to be confirmed by the Senate.

  • HELSINKI, Dec 13- HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile phones, announced its first new products on Tuesday- two basic handsets without internet access priced at $26 before local taxes and subsidies. HMD said the Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM would go on sale in selected markets early next year. The basic phone...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 12- Messaging services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp face stricter rules on how they handle customer data under new security laws due to be proposed by the European Union, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. The phone companies have called for European Union rules specific to telecoms firms- known as the e-privacy...

  • A customer enters a Vodafone store in Mumbai, India.

    Vodafone's $7.2 billion cash injection into its Indian business has turned up the heat just days ahead of a massive airwave auction.

  • A "Brexit" may prove beneficial for U.K. telecommunication companies, but could create headaches for consumers, according to industry watchers.

  • Environment for mergers has changed: OVUM's Howett

    Matthew Howett, practice leader for regulation at OVUM, comments on the collapsed merger talks between French telecom giants Bouygues and Orange.

  • BT is a target for Ofcom: Bob Parker

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says BT is being targeted by the regulator.

  • Europe's digital economy needs 5G

    Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for the digital economy, says new digital services are not feasible without 5G.

  • Bringing telecoms into the digital age

    Sigve Brekke, CEO of Telenor, outlines his telecommunication company's digital strategy.

  • Output is growing: Telecom Italia CEO

    Marco Patuano, CEO of Telecom Italia, says there are good signs in the otherwise disappointing fourth quarter results.

  • John Malone

    Cable TV company acquires UK telecoms group with operations in the Caribbean, for stock and a special dividend worth $5.3 billion.